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What makes it so 'green' - and so 'resilient'?
A place that's really buzzing - and really Bristol - is Hamilton House, formerly a rather depressing place, but is now transformed:
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Of course, Sidmouth is not Bristol, a place famously brimming with artistic talent
... and much of that 'off the wall'...
But Sidmouth will be welcoming some people with ideas for 'creative development' during
Climate Week next month:
On Thursday 5th March, we'll be hearing about the innovative community hub in Totnes from Rob Hopkins of the Transition Network:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... Rob Hopkins and the Atmos Project ... Thursday 5th March at 1pm
Here's the latest news from Totnes:
Community shows support for innovative new development
By Western Morning News | Posted: February 12, 2015
Atmos supporters at the development site
The team behind a groundbreaking new community development are feeling optimistic after the latest plans for the project got the thumbs up. Proposals for the Atmos development at the old Dairy Crest site in Totnes, South Devon, went on display to members of the public at the end of last month. The exhibition was the result of months of consultations with local people to establish what they would like to see the land and property used for.
Anna Lodge, from Totnes Community Development Society (TCDS) which is leading the project, said overall the ideas had met with an encouraging response. “The turnout was great – 250 came through the door to look at the plans, and at least half were new and engaging with the project for the first time,” she said. “It’s really nice to get their support for the proposals, but it also serves as a really good reality check to make sure were are doing what the community want us to.”
TCDS is collaborating with the retirement home firm McCarthy & Stone to transform the site into a community hub. It bough the land from Dairy Crest for just £1, and has been working with local residents todevelop plans for its use. Final designs will be submitted as a Community Right to Build Order (CRtBO) – one of the first in the country – in May.
Totnes residents will then be invited to vote on the order in a referendum, with a yes vote allowing work to begin in spring 2016. “We will have an extended consultation process throughout March to update the public on details and incorporate their feedback,” Ms Lodge added. “Formal planning will begin at the end of this, to draw up the final plans ready to submit an order.”
Community shows support for innovative new development | Western Morning News
Latest plans for innovative community hub go on display | Western Morning News
And on Saturday 7th March, Rachel Laurence and Fernanda Balata of the New Economics Foundation will be looking at how we can build resilient local economies:
Futures Forum: Climate Week in Sidmouth ... The New Economics Foundation and systems change >>> "Coastal Communities and their Local Economies" >>> Saturday 7th March at 4.30pm
What do we mean by 'economic resilience'?
NEF has teamed up with the Transition Network - with support from Bristol's mayor - to create the 'Real Economy Lab':
Introducing the Real Economy LabIntroducing the Real Economy LabFutures Forum: The Real Economy Lab